recommendations for a sharp legacy prime in 75-135mm range

Started Feb 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jon Schick
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Re: recommendations for a sharp legacy prime in 75-135mm range
In reply to robonrome, Feb 29, 2012

Pentax SMCM 135/3.5 compact telephoto is a great performer and cheap as chips.
Pentax SMC FA Ltd 77 is a superb performer and priced to reflect that

Voigtlander 75/2.5 Color Heliar is a nice compact lens that is beautifully built and worth picking up if you can find one at a good price (secondhand as now replaced by a much more expensive and faster lens)

Samyang/Rokinon/Vivitar/Opteka/Bower 85/1.4 astonishingly good for the price, but best performance is close to wide open - if you think you'd be stopping down to f8 or beyond, not likely to be the best choice.

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